Tag Archives: Chicago Acupuncturist

Icing injuries – Why I am anti-ice

Over the past few months, I have had many conversations with patients about icing injuries and sore muscles. Most are surprised to learn that I highly object to icing since it is commonly practiced. In talking to other doctors or physical therapists this viewpoint is controversial. So let me share with you why I am […]

Seasonal allergies

I absolutely love fall. It has always been my favorite time of year. But if you suffer from allergies it can be a very uncomfortable season. In Chicago millions of us suffer some kind of allergy when the seasons change and pollen from grass, trees and flowers fill the air. Nobody wants to go apple […]

Acupuncture for pain

Physical pain is a common occurrence for many of us. In the past few years, more and more people are turning to acupuncture in an effort to alleviate their pain. One of the great things about the use of acupuncture for pain management is the almost non-existent side effects versus the adverse effects of over-the-counter and prescription […]

Epsom salt for pain

Recently I had a booth at a festival and many of you had pain related questions for me. I know that I’ve mentioned epsom salt baths for pain a couple times lately, but I think their benefits can’t be touted enough! An epsom salt bath soak is a wonderful way to reduce muscular aches and […]

Sleep discomfort

Experiencing sleep discomfort? There are endless reasons why we don’t sleep well. Not being able to get physically comfortable is one of them.  This can interfere with our ability to fall and stay asleep. Common causes of sleep discomfort: [separator top=”20″ style=”none”] [checklist icon=”plus” iconcolor=”” circle=”yes”] Pain – pain anywhere in the body can make […]

How much sleep is normal?

The answer to this sleep query is different for everyone. Which is why Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a good fit for those who consistently don’t sleep well. TCM tailors each treatment and herbal prescription for each individual for what is going on in your unique body. [separator top=”40″ style=”none, single, double, dashed, dotted, shadow”] […]

Digestion – we’re talking #2s again!

If you’ve been following, you know we’ve been talking about digestion all month. In our June newsletter we talked about digestive balance and gave tips for better gastrointestinal (GI) health.  We wanted to follow up that topic and discuss elimination. By far, our most popular FB post ever was the link to the article “The […]

Are your skin care products making you sick?

Happy Spring! Now that the warmer weather is here and we shed our winter layers everyone is showing more skin! In my May newsletter I covered tips for healthier skin and acupuncture for cosmetic facial rejuvenation that can help lift sagging skin and soften wrinkle lines to give you a more youthful appearance. Now lets […]

Stress and your body

Stress and Your Body Let’s talk about stress and your body. We all know it is a part of life. Stress can be positive or negative depending on whether it motivates you or shuts you down. When the body is undergoing stress, the nervous system shifts into the sympathetic mode – aka the “fight or […]

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